On August 17, 2019, The Rashaad Evans Foundation hosted its Second Media Camp. The event featured seven panelists from different industries discussing their journeys to their perspective careers. The panelist explained how they prepared both in school and at home to develop their crafts, and how they continue to sharpen their skills.
Well planned, hosted, and moderated by the organization’s founder, Rashaad Evans, the event was a success. The panel was made up of ESPN 1420 Radio Personality Norman Locke; Author & Educator Keione Vance; Videographer Darren Defillo, Entrepreneur Marlon Watson; and Endoscopy Nurse Manager Erika Martin.
Rashaad guided the panel and students through discussions and questions and answers on professional development. The experience introduced youths to careers and the how to’s in finding a career path. Panelist gave career tips, accounts of overcoming personal obstacles, and developing good work ethics. The participants learned the importance of education as a building block for their future.
For many, this was a first introduction to preparing for their own lives. The Media Camp was attended by more than 40 youths. When surveyed, the participants said that they were quite impressed and would attend again. Rashaad says that this is a great opportunity for his foundation to meet a largely unmet need in most schools in the city.